Global Connections

GET TO KNOW YOUR GLOBAL NEIGHBORS

 
 
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aLBANIA- mATEO hODO

Mateo Hodo moved to Portland Maine as a teenager from his home country in Albania. He is the owner of “Coffee Me Up” and a community leader.

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Venezuela- Lynn Kabche

As an immigrant in Maine, Lynn sees the beautiful qualities of Maine, her home country, and her parents’ home countries.

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Argentina- Sofia Alidino

Sofia loves to share more about her culture with people in Maine. Raising her family here has been a dream come true to explore the ocean and the woods.

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Rwanda- Justin Nizeyumukiza

Justin Nizeyumukiza misses his home country of Rwanda- especially the friendly hugs. He leads Talent Acquistion at Portland Public Schools.

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Burundi- Albert Rwabira

Albert has experience as a safari tour guide and professional soccer player, and now is a passionate skier in Maine.

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Bulgaria- Stela Makrova

Stela has rich experience in her home country incorportating science and math in her work and now serves at the YMCA of Southern Maine.

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Spain- Julia Trujillo LueNgo

Julia Trujillo leads the Office of Economic Opportunity within the City of Portland. Born in Spain, Julia’s story highlights her unique journey to Maine.

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Azerbaijan- Tarlan Ahmadov

Tarlan leads the refugee program for the State of Maine with Catholic Charities and is a proud champion of protecting democracy and freedom.

 

City of Portland employees: Are you curious about customs, values, beliefs and traditions that construct identity and culture around the world? CultureGrams allow these connections to be made!